Can I Pray to Save My Marriage?

I think most people who live on this earth as Christians desire to conduct their marriages according to the principles set forth by God, and I think that’s great. The Bible is full of instructions and guidelines to help point you in the right direction for a happy, Holy union. But, when my marriage is struggling beyond easy answers, I want to pray to save my marriage.

The question is, though, do we always get it right?

Absolutely not. As fallible humans we will fall short, and God gets that. The goal for wives is to strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, or for husbands to treat your wife as Christ treats the church. We all need practice, and that’s fine. But there are some instances that just absolutely go against scripture. These things we must not do if we really want a marriage that honors the Lord.

It’s easy when you fall to call it God’s will, or to imagine God’s hand at work in your life when you crumple under sin. There are some things, no matter how much God loves you and directs your life, that you cannot do in His name.

Pray to save your marriage, yes, but He will not do these things in your marriage:

1. God will not lead you to adultery. 

So say you’re unhappy in your marriage. Then suddenly you meet this nice fella (or lady) at work. He’s a wonderful Christian, a great listener, and really seems to care about your feelings. Unlike your husband.

You start eating lunch together, spending time pouring out your heart on break, and the next thing you know you’re having romantic feelings. This person is so right for you! It must be God! God has placed this perfect person in your path!

No. No, no, no.

If you are married God will not place an opportunity if front of you to tarnish the union you have sworn to in His name. When He says what I have put together, let no man separate; He means just that.

Brie Gowen
Brie Gowen
Brie is a thirty-something (sliding ever closer to forty-something) wife and mother. When she’s not loving on her hubby, chasing after the toddler, or playing princess with her four year old she enjoys cooking, reading, and writing down her thoughts to share with others. Brie is also a huge lover of Jesus. She finds immense joy in the peace a relationship with her Savior provides, and she might just tell you about it sometime. She'd love for you to check out her blog at

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